Hand Sweating Lotion

Hyperhidrosis affects between 1 and 2 percent of the population and is usually inherited. Hyperhidrosis is the medical definition of excessive sweating. This occurs when someone sweats beyond what is needed. Many cures are available depending on the level of a persons sweating problem.

The sympathetic nervous system is the cause for excessive sweating. It is a part of our autonomous nervous system which we have no control over. Blood Pressure, ansiety levels and heart rate among other functions are affected.

Though metabolic neurologic and other systemic diseases can in some cases trigger excessive sweating, usually these cases occur in those that are otherwise healthy. Many who suffer from Hyperhidrosis experience the sweating regardless of the weather or their emotions.

The area of sweating can be general where excessive sweating is experienced over the whole body or more focal sweating where it is seen in areas such as the hands, armpits, the feet or the face.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    is it true that there is a lotion to prevent hand sweating? and..?
    what are some good acne treatment brands, that are 20 dollars or less a month?

    such as: Proactive

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about a lotion to prevent hand sweating but you could always search it on google.About the acne medication Proactive is one of the best but i am not sure about the price!
      I can give you a advice "stop eating sugar for at least 30 days"
      it will improve your skin so much!!!!Sugar is one of the worst for people who has pimples because it feeds the acne and make it worse!!!Also Neotrogina soups are very good too and cheap!
      Good luck ^_^

  2. QUESTION:
    is there any temporary medicine like anti-sweat spray or lotion to stop sweating?
    i have an exam on Tuesday.the problem is i am sweating a lot and my hand sweats a lot too.recently i gained a lot of weight.which is causing me sweat a lot more than i used to i guess.

    i am really worried cause if i have to wipe off sweat every few minutes of my hands that would be really annoying and distracting for me(cause sweat can make my writing paper wet and soft and might get torn apart)

    is there any anti-sweat spray or lotion that might stop my hands sweat for 3 to 4 hours temporarily with out any bad effects please let me know.it's very important.and please try to give multiple medicines cause i might have to find one in my local medicine store whether they have one.but if you know only one name give that too thanks
    peev i don't understand what would deodorant be good for ?stop my hand sweating?

    dward what are you talking about all shop brands?
    @peev i get it m8 .anti perspirant deoderant.i will try that thanks

    • ANSWER:
      you could rub anti perspirant deoderant all over your hand

  3. QUESTION:
    s there any temporary medicine like anti-sweat spray or lotion to stop sweating?
    i have an exam on Tuesday.the problem is i am sweating a lot and my hand sweats a lot too. recently i gained a lot of weight.which is causing me sweat a lot more than i used to i guess.

    i am really worried cause if i have to wipe off sweat every few minutes of my hands that would be really annoying and distracting for me(cause sweat can make my writing paper wet and soft and might get torn apart)

    is there any anti-sweat spray or lotion that might stop my hands sweat for 3 to 4 hours temporarily with out any bad effects please let me know.it's very important.and please try to give multiple medicines cause i might have to find one in my local medicine store whether they have one.but if you know only one name give that too thanks
    @Alesia what do i do with lemon?drin lemon juice or what?please explain a bit more
    @Alesia what do i do with lemon?drink lemon juice or what?please explain a bit more

    • ANSWER:
      I use a deodrant that has talcum powder in it, it actually stops sweating, so you can't possibly get sweat patches or smell.
      It's dove.
      Or you could just put a tiny bit of talcum powder on your hands befor ethe exam?

  4. QUESTION:
    How can I stop my hands from sweating....?
    How can i stop man hands from sweating? when I hold my girl friends hand, my hand sweats and its uncomfortable. It doesn't sweat a lot like some people on this claim that objects slip out of there hands..

    What can I do? lotion.... some type of cream idk

    • ANSWER:
      Buy organic lotion.

  5. QUESTION:
    How come my hands sweat when I hold someones hand?
    Ok, it's been a problem for the past year for me. Like it just started. I'm high on testosterone, I'm 16 and I have hair everywhere, is that a reason? It's the only turn off I have for girls. I heard your palms can't sweat but mine sweat like crazy! Is there a way to fix this? Or is there a way to do the opposite of lotion and dry my hands out?

    • ANSWER:
      Botox is like, the only way to do it. It's unhealthy cause it shrinks your pores though... and kind of expensive. Try being a ninja and sneakily wiping your hands when she can't see. I honestly don't notice the clamminess of a dude's hands. Especially if he distracts me with something else like a kiss :p

  6. QUESTION:
    How can I get my palms to stop sweating so much?
    They are constantly red and sweaty. When I'm nervous, relaxed, bored, excited, ALL THE TIME. Especially when I put on hand lotion. I hate it and all my friends notice it. I'm wondering what's going to happen when I hold hands with a boy and need to shake hands with someone when I'm at a job interview, How can I get them to stop sweating so much?????

    • ANSWER:
      This condition (excess sweating) is called hyperhidrosis, there are a few ways of getting rid of it. You can use botox injections into your hands every few weeks or so, or you can get electrolysis type treatments, both of which you need to talk to your doctor about. You can also try moisturising more, as this will eventually even out the sweating from the glands.

      Hope that helps
      x

  7. QUESTION:
    I have a sweating problem help please?
    Whenever i get nervous my hands start sweating and sometimes its not just when im nervous. My hands are very soft. Idk what to do i see couples holding hands in the hallway and i sometimes think im never gonna hold a guys hand without sweating :( when i put lotion on them it's worse they get slippery.

    • ANSWER:
      Try homeopathy. It helped me a lot.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do i make my hands stop sweating?
    How can i make my hand stop sweating so much...i think i have hydro somethin but i dont want to have to take pills and stuff so maybe just a quick fix or lotion.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Kyle,

      You don't need to use any pills to handle and take care of this problem ... the use of some talcum powder is usually very effective.

      But I also would like to advice you to learn a bit about the fact that lot's of people (minor) experience problems related to their hands. The source below will likely help you to become aware of the most common problems (sweaty hands is not that unusual at all!!).

      Being aware of related problems might help you to easy your mind a little bit - 'stress' is likely another factor to consider!

      Good luck + best wishes from The Netherlands,

      Martijn.

  9. QUESTION:
    Homemade ways to stop hand sweating?
    K, no doctors and no lotions, homemade. as in home.

    • ANSWER:
      Well i lookd online and found the following:

      http://www.curemysweatypalms.com/

      http://www.greathomeremedies.com/sweating.html

      http://www.articlealley.com/article_644864_17.html

      Hope this information helps you!

      =]

  10. QUESTION:
    my keyboard is stain outershell and i dont what it is maybe becasue i just put on lotion and i started typing?
    i was typing chat and my hands just sweat and i berly had put lotion on shit its stain ugly look i tried everything from alchhol to baby wipes to just plain wipes to man i hat the stain i proabablt think is the lotion wit the sweat help plese i hat the stain i berly got it 2

    • ANSWER:
      I would answer you if I understood ANYTHING you wrote. Your spelling, grammar, and usage is horrendous. After you type something, perhaps using the "Check Spelling" feature would be helpful.

  11. QUESTION:
    My hands were never clamy before but since i started using lotion alot they've been clamy is lotion the prob?
    ive been using lotion alot and my hands are nasty because they sweat alot i dont want to be holding my boyfriends hand with this problem so is lotion the problem? please help me

    • ANSWER:
      Yes the lotion is the problem is the clamminess never occurred before. Because lotion takes time to dissolve into your pores, it can often clog your pores and make them sweat if you don't let the lotion dry completely. Lotion sits on top of your skin for a few minutes, sometimes longer depending on the brand I'd recommend a lotion that says "will not clog pores" on the bottle and stay away from lotions that boast "extra moisture" or "lasting moisture." Lotions like Vaseline Intensive Care and Eucerin are extra moist for extra dry skin so they take longer to dissolve. Also, when you put lotion on your body and back of your hands, try wiping your palms off with a moist towel to soak up the extra. Hope this helps.

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best lotion for guys?
    Im looking for a great body/hand lotion that not only smells great but doesn't leave a residue. I've tried many before and either they don't do much hydrating or they leave a sticky residue. I play a lot of sports so I do a lot of sweating and constantly need lotion to rehydrate my skin. Im looking for something I can find in any store and won't cause a dent in my wallet. Any advise would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      I use Vaseline's Lotion for Men. You can get it at most drug stores or Wal Marts. It only cost 5.00 for a huge bottle. It really works well and smells clean. A co worker asked that cologne I was wearing so she could get some for her husband and I told her it was just the lotion. :-)

  13. QUESTION:
    Lotion that prevents sweaty hands and feet!?
    I saw this lotion advertised on the Today show once during the summer. It helps prevent hands and feet from sweating. I can't remember the name but it included a few lettes and numbers and it is not a sunscreen. Anyone know the name of the product and how to purchase it? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Look up Drysol, Aluminum Chloride 20% Apply once daily at bedtime.

  14. QUESTION:
    Sweating problem?
    Hey guys,
    Both my hands sweat a lot! and it's really hard because im 21 and being around people my age group, we tend to give props, hand shks etc. i've always avoided ppl with hand shaks but what i notice is, it only happens when i'm out. For ex, my hand was sweating a lot at work, car but soon as i came home, my sweat was gone and their fully dry.
    Why is it this only happens when i'm out and how can i prevent this? any lotion etc?

    • ANSWER:
      ur proably just nervous or anxious. Im in highschool and I get that when ever i have to take tests i have to write a lot it. Its ok just keep going out and you will be fine.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the best lotion for dry hands and horrible dry cracked feet?
    I am a cook and am constantly washing my hands. My nails are cracked and my cuticles are dry. I sweat in my shoes, and when I get home and take off my socks my heals are all rough.

    • ANSWER:
      There are other issues to address here. You need better handwashing soap, for one. Or you could consider wearing nitrile gloves and "wash your hands" wearing those instead of constantly changing them. (I am a paramedic -- wear these all the time, wash my hands all the time -- they're great!)

      And you need more breathable socks (do you wear 100% cotton?) and more breathable shoes (running shoes?). Also, there are foot sprays and powders to use to prevent sweaty feet in the first place.

      But since you are already past this point for now, try Eucerin cream or Aquaphor. I have always had dry skin and Eucerin works great. My husband swears by Aquaphor (he was on Accutane, which is an EXTREME body-dryer!).

      Good luck, and remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

  16. QUESTION:
    I broke my arm, and my cast smells bad, (after only 1 week), what should I do?
    No, I do not get it wet.
    But my hand sweats and it makes it smell worse.
    I put lotion on my hand, and attempt to wash my hand and use hand sanitizer, but it still smells gross.
    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Phone the fracture clinic who put the cast on tomorrow and get them to check it. It might be smelly for lots of reasons - if you get it wet accidently it will start to rot and can smell- maybe you have lotion or the sanitizer that has got underneath it?
      Also it may be a sign of infection if you had a cut underneath the cast when you originally injured it (or if have put anything under the cast to scratch and may have caused a wound!)
      Unfortunatly if you sweat then it soaks into the cast padding which will also smell bad.
      Either way dont worry too much but get them to change it -it won't harm and if there is a problem then its better to resolve it now than leaving it weeks til your next appointment.

      PS dont put talc down it - it will form clumps and give you more problems! Hope this helps

  17. QUESTION:
    what can i do for sweaty palms? lotion just makes them sweat more?
    every lotion i have ever tried on my hands just makes my palms even more sweaty. i think i also might have Hyperhidrosis because i do tend to sweat easily even though i exercise every day and drink lots of water,.

    • ANSWER:
      Before botox was used for wrinkles I think it was used for sweat gland paralyzation. Depends on how bad it bothers you as to how far you'll go to correct it. Worth looking into if you're self conscious.

  18. QUESTION:
    Palms/Hand a little sweaty, what can I do?
    It's been bugging for a while now, but its not too big of a deal. My hands are more than often moist or somewhat sweaty. They are not drenched in sweat, but it gets pretty annoying. Anything I can do? Apply lotion? Wash hands more often? Any common cure/remedy?

    • ANSWER:
      Same problem for me. Don't know how to fix it.

  19. QUESTION:
    Why are my hands always so sweaty?
    I've always had very sweaty palms and feet, but my hands are what bother me the most. I have very soft skin on my hands since they're never dry (always moisturized by either sweat or hand lotion -___-) and I also have nooo grip!
    My fingertips are also very sensitive and it tingles when friction occurs between the skin on my fingertips and cloth or sometimes even hair.
    It's very strange, but I've had it for as long as I can remember. I just want to know WHY? and I also want to know if there's anything I can do about it?

    Thanks in advance for all answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Sweaty palms are the condition when there is excessive sweating in the palms and it is caused by over activity of sweat gland’s nervous system. Sweaty palm remedies are not that easy as it is a hereditary disease and has no specific age of occurrence. Sweating palms can sometimes occur even due to nervousness and tension but on temporary basis. Sweating palms is caused because the nervous system gets stimulated and sweating takes place to control the body temperature. Hand sweat can be a real ordeal as it hampers the day-to-day working of an individual, which can be activated by application of any cream. Hand sweat is also seen to be dripping and the hand being absolutely cold. There is cure for sweaty palms but it leads to various psychological problems like isolation from the society and lack of self-confidence.

      Here's what to do:

      1. One home remedy for sweaty palms is to reduce your intake of foods rich in iodine. Vegetables to avoid include broccoli, asparagus and white onion. Meats to avoid include beef, liver and turkey.

      2. Using an alcohol based hand wipe can temporarily shrink pores and are useful immediately prior to direct social interaction to reduce perspiration. Another home remedy for sweaty palms includes the use of an aluminum chlorohydrate based antiperspirant. Neither deodorant nor baby powders are appropriate means of controlling sweaty palms.

      3. A dermatologist recommended home remedy for sweaty palms is to boil a quart of water with five teabags. Once the solution has sufficiently cooled, soak your palms for thirty minutes. The tannic acid in the tea has astringent properties that can act as a natural antiperspirant. Tea bags can also be held in the palm for 10-15 minutes daily to reduce perspiring palms.

      4. The benefits of drinking sage tea provide an additional home remedy for sweaty palms. Zinc has also shown promise in lessening both perspiration as well as body odor. The best advice with zinc is to avoid long term use as it may interfere with copper absorption.

  20. QUESTION:
    how to make your hands stop sweating?
    Ok so i have tried over the counter products, lotions, tea everything because i am soo self concious about my sweaty hands i dont want to get surgery because it costs too much if anyone knows what to do please tell!!!!! thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Sweaty hands is actually quite common for a lot of people. I used to think I was the only one who was sweating so much. I think it has something to do with an increase in hormones or something like that.

      The only thing that I found worked for me was the natural home remedy that's suppose to be used for underarm sweating but you can use if for pretty much any kind of body sweat. I had all the ingredients at home and it seemed to work right away. I just used it in the morning and that pretty much took care of any excessive sweating I may of had throughout the day. You may want to give it a try http://homeremediesforcuring.com/underarm-sweating

      Good luck, I hope that helps :)

  21. QUESTION:
    How to stop sweaty hands?
    I'm not sure why it sweats...sometimes I think it's because I'm nervous or the hot weather (i live in FL). Is there a creme or lotion or powder...anything...that can limit or stop hand sweating? Water doesn't drip off my fingers, but it isn't super dry all the time either.

    • ANSWER:
      U SWEATY BRO?

  22. QUESTION:
    How to keep your hands soft, but not have the clammy feel of lotion?
    My hands get super dry in the winter, and its terrible. Sometimes if i forget to lotion them, they start to crack open adn bleed (TMI haha). Are there any methods of keeping my hands super soft, but not have the clammy lotion feel? I think alot about it when me and my bf hold hands all day, as much as i hate lotion on my hands, its GOTTA be kinda annoying to him!! I& its deffinately disguisting when i have lotion onmy hands and then my hands start to sweat. eww!!!! & so like his hands are super soft (like od amazingly soft haha) and i just don't know what else to do for these desert hands of mine.:/ I just really want my hands normal for once!!! please please please help:) thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      You really just need a lotion that soaks in quickly. Curel, Lubriderm and St. Ives fall under this heading.

      If you go to Target or Wal-Mart they should have a section in their pharmacy that has little sample-size bottles of lotion for a buck or so. Try a few brands. See what soaks in quickly. You can also blot the excess off of your hands if you want to try that. Apply the lotion, massage it in really well (take a couple of minutes to really work it into your skin), wait a few minutes and then wipe your hands off with a towel to remove the excess moisture.

  23. QUESTION:
    How to stop my hands from sweating?!?!?
    I need to stop my hands from sweating cause i cant write with sweaty hands and my friends are all scared of my hands and they never want to touch anything i touch...how to get rid of it?!?!?

    Do you go to the doctor and ask bout it, and my friend who had surgery on her hands and she told me that her doctor told her that he cut or did something to her glands...what about that?

    ADVICE PLZ!!!

    Also just so you know i have some lotions-does that help? Whenever i rub lotion on in the morning i never sweat during the day....

    • ANSWER:
      During a lecture in my pathogenic micro class the other day we were talking about toxins and the professor mentioned working with someone in her lab who has a condition that causes severe sweating in their hands and that person receives bo-tox injections to help control the sweating

  24. QUESTION:
    hand moisturizer options ???
    i never put lotion on my hands because of how they sweat. and this only happens when i apply lotion on. if i do put it on my body, i put the lotion on the back of my hand and rub it on my legs or whatever like that to avoid getting it on the palms of my hands.

    so my questions is...

    does anyone know of any products i can use to moisturize my hands without them getting all sweaty?

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    Would this work and is it safe?
    I get really sweaty hands for absolutely no reason and it's starting to annoy me... tomorrow I will be holding hands with a variety of different people and I know it will be really embarrassing with sweaty hands...
    So I was thinking I could put PerspireX on my hands overnight, and then wash it off in the morning, however I only have the PerspireX for underarms, would it be safe to use this on my hands? (I can't get hold of any of the PerspireX hand lotion in time)
    Do you have any other ideas on how to keep my hands sweat free?

    http://www.perspirex.com/

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    What to buy at drugstore for sweaty hands?
    I have sweaty hands now and then. Mostly when I'm around my boyfriend. He always wants to hold my hand and I get nervous. When we do hold hands I'm always thinking, "Are my hands going to sweat?" They sweat because I think that.

    Is there anything I can buy at the store, like some lotion that would help? I have heard of Celephil, not sure if that would help. Or a doctor prescribed lotion, but mostly looking for something I can buy at the store.

    Thank you for the advice.

    • ANSWER:
      I AGREE WITH THE DEODORANT IDEA. HOWEVER THERE REALLY ISN'T A REMEDY BECAUSE SWEATY PALMS ARE CAUSED BY FAST METABOLISM.

  27. QUESTION:
    A major crack on his hand. What can I do?
    My husband has very dry hands and feet, his sweat glands every where else work great! After evrey shower he uses oil or lotion but his hands and feet get SOO dry! Today he came home and his hands are so dry on one of his fingers it cracked across between the finger and main part of the hand the whole length of the hand. It isnt just a minor crack it is pretty deep, it really hurts him to straighten out his hands. I am putting neosporin but I just dont know how to prevent this! What can I do?
    I mean the whole length of the finger not the hand!

    • ANSWER:
      Try Burt's Bee products. They are amazing. Also, after he washes his hands he should reapply the lotion that the water had stripped off. If he constantly applies lotion the skin will start storing the moisture. But here is a link to the products: You can buy them at Walgreens.

      http://www.burtsbees.com/natural-products/hands-feet-hand-moisturizers/

      Take Care! :)

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I treat my sweaty hands?
    My hands seem to sweat all the time! Its so bad, that if I put my hand down on a table, when I pick it back up there's a sweat print in the shape of my hand. It's so embarrassing! If anyone has any quick cures that I could use to help this I'd really appreciate it!

    NOTE: I've found that if I put on lotion it sorta helps with some of the sweat. But not very much.

    • ANSWER:
      This condition known as palmoplantar hyperhidrosis.Apply 20% aluminium chloride hexahidrate containing solution available as driclor solution.

  29. QUESTION:
    Sweating Emergency!?
    Any way to make yerr hands sweat less? Mine sweat alot and i cant standd it. Lotions, creams, powders, anythingg?
    For armpits, i use Certain Dry. Any other ways to make yerr pits sweat less without having to use that stuff? Like, is there a med or somethingg?

    • ANSWER:
      What is hyperhidrosis?
      Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder which produces a lot of unhappiness. An estimated 2-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). Underarm problems tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins earlier, around the age 13 (on the average). Untreated, these problems may continue throughout life.
      Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, ruins romance, and complicates business and social interactions. Severe cases can have serious practical consequences as well, making it hard for people who suffer from it to hold a pen, grip a car steering wheel, or shake hands.
      What is the cause of hyperhidrosis?
      Although neurologic, metabolic, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause excessive sweating, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. Heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis in some, but many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly all the time, regardless of their mood or the weather.

      Other causes:
      Alcohol
      Caffeine
      Cancer
      Certain medicines, including thyroid hormone, morphine, drugs to reduce fevers, and medicines to treat mental disorders
      Emotional or stressful situations (anxiety)
      Exercise
      Fever
      Infection
      Low blood sugar
      Menopause
      Overactive thyroid gland
      Spicy foods (known as "gustatory sweating")
      Warm temperatures
      Withdrawal from alcohol or narcotic pain killers

      What is the treatment for hyperhidrosis?
      Through a systematic evaluation of causes and triggers of excessive sweating, followed by a judicious, stepwise approach to treatment, many people with this annoying disorder can achieve good results and improved quality of life.
      The approach to treating hyperhidrosis generally proceeds as follows:
      Over-the-counter antiperspirants -- usually tried first because they are readily available. Antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride (for example, Certain-Dri) may be more effective when other antiperspirants have failed
      Prescription strength antiperspirants -- those containing aluminum chloride hexahydrate
      Iontophoresis -- a device which passes direct electricity through the skin using tap water
      Oral medications -- ones called anticholinergics which reduce sweating
      Botox (botulinum toxin) -- recently approved in the U.S. by the FDA for treating excessive axillary (underarm) sweating
      Surgery -- cervical sympathectomy, as a last resort

      Aluminum chloride hexahydrate
      When regular antiperspirants fail, as they often do, to remedy hyperhidrosis most doctors start by recommending aluminum chloride hexahydrate (Drysol), a prescription-strength version of aluminum chloride. It is applied just before bedtime seven to 10 nights in a row, then roughly once a week thereafter to maintain improvement. This treatment works reasonably well for many patients whose problem is excessive underarm sweating, but is not satisfactory for most of those with palm and sole sweating.
      The main side effect with Drysol is irritation, which can sometimes, but not always, be overcome by reducing the frequency of use or applying antiinflammatory medications such as lotions containing hydrocortisone.
      Iontophoresis
      Iontophoresis was introduced over 50 years ago as a treatment for excessive sweating. Its exact mechanism of action is still unclear. The procedure uses water to conduct an electric current to the skin which combats production of sweat. Current is applied typically for 10-20 minutes per session, initially with two to three sessions per week followed by a maintenance program of treatments at one- to three-week intervals, depending upon the patient's response. Iontophoresis treatments sound potentially painful but, in fact, they are not.
      Patients purchase devices for this treatment through a doctor's prescription. Medical insurers sometimes cover the cost.
      Oral Medications
      Oral anticholinergic medications such as glycopyrrolate (Robinul) are not commonly used for this condition, because in order to work they often produce side-effects like dry mouth and blurred vision.
      Botox
      Botulinum toxin (Botox), a muscle poison much in the news as a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles, has actually been used in many areas of medicine for some time, such as in the treatment of muscle spasms, and certain types of headaches. Its latest medical niche is the treatment of excessive underarm sweating.
      Fifty (50) units of Botox are injected into roughly 20 spots in each armpit. This may produce approximately six months of relief from sweating. The injections are uncomfortable, but use of a very small injection needle makes them tolerable.
      Now that this treatment has received FDA approval, many health insurers are providing coverage for the injections and the Botox itself, which is quite costly.
      Currently, the FDA has not approved Botox for treating sweating of the palms and soles of the feet, though some physicians are administering it as an off-label use, reportedly with success. Palm injections cause more pain, requiring nerve blocks to numb the hands in order to make the injections comfortable.
      Surgery
      Thoracic sympathectomy is surgical interruption of the sympathetic nerves responsible for sweating. Sympathectomy is an operation intended to destroy part of the nerve supply to the sweat glands in the skin. The surgeon inserts a special endoscopic instrument into the chest between two ribs just below the armpit. The lung is briefly deflated to better visualize and destroy the nerves. Sympathectomy is both effective and risky. Even with newer endoscopic techniques, the complications can include excessive sweating in other parts of the body and lung and nerve problems. As many of these complications are serious and not reversible, this option is rarely used, and then only as a last resort.

  30. QUESTION:
    how kan yu make yur hands stop sweating.?
    my hands are like allways sweady for no reason.its embarrasing when some one wants to touch my hands beacuse they are allways sweady.does anyone know like a lotion that works or something.? or anything i kan put on so theyll stop.?

    • ANSWER:
      It's called hyperhidrosis. I have it and for me, nothing works. You can try drysol, botox injections, or ETS and there are machines you can buy. If drysol doesn't work for you, I would just learn to accept it. Botox is expensive and ETS is dangerous.

  31. QUESTION:
    Has anyone read the book “Stop Sweating and Start Living”?
    And would you like to share that secret because i'm 15 and my hyperhydrosis is SO annoying. i can't hand shake or hold hands.
    and if i do people wipe their hands off right after they touch my hand.
    and that makes me feel like crap. =(
    my mom won't buy me that book and i have no money.
    i'm not getting surgery and lotions and drugs don't work...
    i also want something that's permanent!

    • ANSWER:
      No, but the author's whole idea was to exfoliate a lot, and not wear deodorant. He seemed to have good luck with this. I don't think that would work for most people. I've heard soaking feet/ hands in water with lots of tea bags can help close sweat glands up a bit.

  32. QUESTION:
    What's a good cream for moist hands?
    I have a condition where my hands sweat very often, is there a cream or lotion i can use to make them dry? Something that works better than soap.

    • ANSWER:
      This might be weird, but you could try mixing a small amount of gel deodorant with some hand lotion and see if that works?

  33. QUESTION:
    My fingers wrinkle really fast when they get in water?
    Okay, so like when i shower or wash my hands they start getting all wrinkly and its annoying. i now noticed white spots on my finger and holes. Its like really weird having tiny holes in my fingers! what should i do? i put lotion on.
    and if it has anything to do with sweating, i do have palmar hyperdosis (sweating a lot on hands)

    please help thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      everyone gets wrinkly fingers when your in the shower for a long time--thats not important or something you should worry about, but the holes and white spots is probably because of your palmar hyperdosis .... i would ask a doctor not the internet

  34. QUESTION:
    I SWEAT alottttt during winter and it makes my hand and feet freezing what should i do?
    i mean i always have sweat problem in my palms and feet and i got some thing like a lotion from my doctor that im suppost to put every night before i go to bed but its really messy anyways even though i do that and it stops me from sweating but in winter i still sweat alottttt and b.c of my wet hands and feet im alwayssssssssss freezing please help what should i do
    im not trying to lose weight im too skinny i only weight 100lbs and im 22 years old
    even when i wear socks they still sweattttt

    • ANSWER:
      We have alot in common age, weight and i do too hav the same sweat prob..lol it sux :( its called palmoplanter hyperhidrosis....i would like to knw how to get rid of as well....

  35. QUESTION:
    I use hypercare on my hands but now....?
    my hands are drying up(which is why i used it in the first place) but its like drying up so much that it looks like my hands have never seen lotion/water.
    i have been using it for about 5 days now
    any suggestions ?
    (i dont wanna use lotion, since it makes my hands sweat, which is what i dont want)

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    I have sweaty palms even when I'm not nervous.?
    About 80% of the time, my palms are sweating. I cant hold or shake hands anymore. I can't even wear hand lotion, because it feels so uncomfortable. Is there a treatment that doesn't include operations?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I am a guy that works on autos in my shop and my hands are rather dry by the time I get done with work. As soon as I get home, I have to use Lubriderm lotion to keep my hands moisterized. But most of the time when i am away from work, I do have very sweaty hands even though I dont have any worries in my life. It is pure nature to have sweaty hands if you are male or female. It is just how the body works in ways.

  37. QUESTION:
    Best gradual self tanning lotion?
    Hey!
    I was just wondering what everyone thought was the best gradual tan.
    Like, the lotions you use everyday to build up to a natural looking tan. I hate the ones that turn orange!
    I moisturize everyday cuz my skin is so dry, and I want to get dark, because I'm the whitest chick you'll ever see, so why not kill two birds with one stone?
    Right now I'm using victoria's secret bare bronze. It's ok, it seems to dry fast, but still has a sort of film that doesn't seem to dry, know what i mean? I went walking the other day, and when I sweat, I went to touch my face, and the stuff went on my hand! Like this white stuff. The bronzer! That hasn't happened with other ones. Weird!
    Anyways, just wanted to know what everyone's tried, and what everyones favorites are.
    Thanks!!!
    Ashleyxoxo

    • ANSWER:
      Jergen's natural glow is decent. Be sure to be careful around elbows, fingers, and knees. I used it every 3 days this summer and was pleased with the results, but I also dont like the dark tan look . I prefer to have a golden glow, its good for that.

  38. QUESTION:
    What should I do? What are the causes? My hands, feet and underarms sweat a lot
    They sweat a lot, though I'm not doing much. I no longer put lotion on my hand. I used different antiperspirant deodorants but it only caused my underarms to darken.

    • ANSWER:
      It's part of your natural makeup. I'm sort of sweaty, but in another place. That may be too much info, but anyway, you can fix the problem under your arms with a prescription from your doctor called drysol. You apply it at night, it is very cheap and effective. It burns like crazy though.
      EDIT: Apparently you can get it w/out a prescription now. Here's the link:

  39. QUESTION:
    my hands sweat a lot, what should i do?
    ever since i was little, my hands and feet have sweat a lot. like i cant stop it. its not because i get nervous, or because i clench my hands together. powder doesnt help, lotion doesnt either. any idea why this happens or what i can do?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    Uncontrollable Sweating ....?
    Alright I am 18 turning 19 soon. I sweat to the max. All over my body, it varies on times when it happens but a good amount of the time when its the worst time to be sweating. When it starts, it doesnt stop. I have tried the lotions and I attempted the botox shots in my hands and it was super painful and only got 13 shots in.

    Solutions? Is it over anxiety making the hyperhydrosis come out to the max? I used to just have really bad sweat feet and hands. Now its Head to toes..............

    HELP! Cost is not an issue.

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    i usd tanning bed lotion and rubbed my top lip now it looks like a mustache how do i get my skin unstained?
    i was sweating and didnt wash my hands and rubbed sweat off my top lip. I have no hair on my top lip but now it looks like I have a mustache. Im very embarrassed by it and have tried acetone, hair bleaching cream, facial masks,....im desperate to hear from anybody who knows what I can do to get rid of it.....PLEASE im open to just about anything

    • ANSWER:
      lemon juice...keep rubbing it. itll burn but its ok its good for ur skin anyways haha

  42. QUESTION:
    Sweaty palm, anyone suffered/suffers?
    Basically since I could ever remember I have has sweaty palms, When I was 12, I think, I went to the doctors and the told me that I could have a possible nerve damage in my wrist (No explination for why this is, although my auntie suffers from it) But it occurs all the time 24/7 I could be sitting there and my hands will drip with sweat and it has caused paranoia in certain situations, fairly normal, the doctor prescribed a hand lotion, it kinda looked like a deoderant roll, but you had to roll it upon your hands, I haev spoke to family about it, I have had it for years, My auntie had an operation to sort out her nerves, although she had it, it still affects her, My question into which I am telling you all this is; If anyone has or does suffered from it, does anthing help you decrease the amout of sweat or is there anything medical that can help other then the operation obviosly and that roll thing.

    P.s I haven't been to the doctors about it since, I thinks it could be a waste of there time, Its not of any urgency :)
    xx
    Also, participating in certain activitys, having sweaty palms gets in the way quite alot and can cause a fair amount of problems as I play guitar, bass and violin, and causes various problems with this aswell x
    I read an article about Palmar Hyperhidrosis, and it sounds as though this is what I may have, and everything it said was so true, Using computers, opening doors seem to be a choir, and the moment I am on crutches as I have a fractures foot and the sweat has caused so much problems with it and made it harder.
    As I said, I was reading about Palmar Hyperhidrosis, Do you think this is what I may be suffering from :)

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Red itchy spots on the palms of my hands and other sweat areas?
    A few days ago, I noticed that my hands really itched one night. Absentmindedly, I itched them for a few hours, thinking nothing of it. The next morning I saw my hands were red all over the palms and still severely itched. I thought maybe it was due to excessive sweating, as I was playing xbox for a few hours the day before. And when I grip the controller for a while, my hands can sweat. I was just putting lotion on it hoping it would go away but then yesterday I noticed they were showing up in other areas as well. Some under my arms, on my thighs, in between my breasts, all areas where I can sweat. I'm not sure what it is, maybe a heat rash? The spots on my body don't itch really, like my hands. I mowed the lawn in he hot Cali weather and sweat then but that was on Friday, none of this showed up until days later. I've also been told it could be stress related but I know nothing about it. I'm really worried its going to get worse, I've been taking benadryl and putting lotion on but is there something else I need to do? Any info helps please. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for overactive sweat glands in the hands and feet?
    I saw a doctor years ago who gave me a lotion to put on at night but it wasn't effective. Sometimes I am fine but other times I sweat incredibly - it creates a lot of uncomfortable situations and I would really like to find a solution.

    • ANSWER:
      Put some tea in a bucket. Let cool and soak for about 30 min. The stuff in it helps make ur sweat glands smaller.

      http://www.sweatsolutions.org/sweatsolutions/Article.asp?ArticleCode=62908455&EditionCode=29354836

  45. QUESTION:
    What the hell is wrong with my hands? :/?
    I've suffered from dry hands for a while now, and i just cant get rid of them. Most girls have soft palms, and what not but i don't and that really aggravates me. My brother has softer hands then me, but that's because his palms sweat.

    What lotions, soaps, or oils could i use too soften my hands and keep them soft?
    I've used lotion, but they just dry out in an hour or so.

    • ANSWER:
      maybe you can try exfoliating them.

      like take some sugar and mix it with a bit of oil (olive oil, baby oil...etc)(or you can use a face scrub) then scrub ur hands with it. do this for like 5 mintues or so then wash ur hands and what i do is put a bunch of lotion on my hands but dont rub it in just put it there and then wear some cotton gloves or even socks (i know weird much lol :]) to help the lotion soak in and leave it on overnite and in the morning u'll have really soft hands. :) u can also try vasaline with that but i find its too greasy for me. so whenever u feel ur hands are dry u can do that.

      hope i helped

  46. QUESTION:
    does anyone here have hyperhidrosis(excessive sweating)?
    I first noticed that I sweated more than others when I was 13 years old. my hands feet and underarms sweat so much it was horrible. It only got worse as I got older, and after talking to my parents, I finally went to the doctor, after years of pills lotions, and everything, I finally went to a larger city and had surgery at age 17. I am now 19 and want to talk to people with this, and try to encourage them! The surgery help my hands and underarms and I am thankful that it all worked out!! I still sweat more than others but it helped and I want to help now. Thanks for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to. It was AWFUL! underarms, so embaressing.my hands are mild, but its still there, i never took my jackets off, i had to work my whole life around it. till i found certain dri, in a magazine. thank God i never had to have surgery, i was definetly considering the option.im happy to hear yours was taken care of, i know its exiting,a load off your shoulders and i know how much it sucks to live with it.i recommend what i used to everyone, whoever i can help, i try.

  47. QUESTION:
    why are my palms so sweaty?
    i am 17 and my sweat a LOT during summer...i know that common because of all the heat but then why don't other people's hands sweat just like me?...when am in class, they start sweating and after class my hands become really sticky and gross!...i wash them with soap after class but no use...they become sweaty again!...i apply vaseline lotion (it causes a lot of sweating) to soften my hands because they're so rough...but i stopped using it so much and my hands are both rough and sweaty now...its driving me nuts!...how to i stop the sweating process and also soften my palms without the fear of sweating?!?

    • ANSWER:
      A deficiency in vitamin B12 will produce symptoms such as excessive sweating, fatigue an exhaustion, headaches and migraines, numbness and tingling and prickling sensations in the outer extremities, dizzy spells, fainting and loss of balance, heart palpitations and chest pains, excessive urination and dry mouth, nausea and vomiting, depression, insomnia and constipation, irritability and moodiness and an inability to think clearly ....Quite scary actually if you don't realise the vitamin factor.

      vitamin B12 is essential for the effective assimilation of iron, therefore, if you are deficient in B12 you will never assimilate your iron effectively and will be displaying symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia ie ~ dizzy spells, loss of balance, fatigue and exhaustion and fainting.

      Eat more foods rich in vitamin B12 ie: organ meats such as lambs fry and kidneys, skimmed milks and cheeses, fish and eggs.

      Eat more foods rich in iron ie ~ red meat, clams, dried peaches, farina, egg yolks, oysters, nuts, beans, asparagus, blackstrap molasses is a rich source of iron and oatmeal.

      Iron assimilates more effectively when consumed with foods rich in vitamin C ie; citrus fruits such as lemons, limes and oranges, tomatoes and potatoes, leafy green vegies and red and green peppers.

      If you are lactose intolerant or vegetarian then it is really important that you supplement your diet with a multi B complex tablet on a daily basis and focus on meat free iron rich sources as i've mentioned above.

      Things that could be robbing you of your precious B complex of vitamins are :- eating too much protein, alcohol, eating too much tinned food, antiobiotics, antidepressants, penicillin, prednisone and aspirin and otc cold and flu medicines, the oral contraceptive and eoestrogen supplementation.

      Also, try to cut back on drinks such as caffeine, tea, sodas and soft drinks as they are all B complex thieves........ as well as being great at dehydrating you.

      Take a multi B complex tablet including all the B's ie: B1, B2 B3, B5, B6 and B12 as they work best synergistically (together)..... don't take any of the B complex of vitamins individually, but rather as a whole group unless told to do so by a nutritionally oriented physician or naturopath.

      The B complex of vitamins is essential for healthy neural, digestive and immune system functioning.

      The B complex of vitamins is a water soluble complex and as such our bodies can neither store or produce them. Therefore we need to ingest them on a daily basis or suffer the consequences as you unfortunately are

      When you take your daily B complex supplement please bear in mind that B12 needs B6 (included in a B supplement), calcium and vitamin D to be effectively absorbed. cold water fishes such as tuna and salmon are rich in both...... other calcium rich foods are leafy and green vegies, tofu, sardines, dried beans, kale, broccoli and collard greens .... and of course vitamin D is known as "the sunshine vitamin", just ensure it is safe sun exposure ♥

      These cold water fishes are also a rich source of magnesium (known as the antistress mineral) which is probably another thing you need to focus on as well ~ your stress levels. Quite a handfull of information here ........ sorry it's a bit long winded but you need to know all this.

      When our bodies are placed under added stress such as sickness, relationship dramas, new job, school studies or just daily life really, the B complex of vitamins are usually the first group to get used up and we therefore need to adjust our intake accordingly.

      When you are getting any stress related symptoms or any of the above mentioned symptoms simply take another B tablet. As they are water soluble our bodies will simply excrete any excess in our urine.

      Oh, a good way to check if you are anaemic is to pull the bottom lid of your eyelids down and take a look at the skin inside ~ if it is pink or reddish looking that indicates healthy iron levels ~ if it is pasty and white then you are anaemic♥

      Drink loads of fresh filtered water too as the happiest and healthiest body will always be the most hydrated one.

      I sincerely wish you the best of health & vitality buddy♥

      hope this helps you a bit ♥

      CHEERS

  48. QUESTION:
    Eczema question?
    I have eczema on my hands. I had it fairly under control until I got a job in food service where I have to where vinyl gloves for most of the day. So with my hands sweating in the gloves, and add the cooling weather into the mix I have some pretty bad looking hands. I don't use my medication every night because it's greasy and just a hassle to cover, and I obviously can only use certain lotions, I'm just stuck. My hands itch like crazy and the lotion doesn't help the itch. What am I to do!?

    I've tried Cortizone and that made my hands burn.

    • ANSWER:
      some skin care products can be irritating for they contain harsh ingredients. take note that eczema has still no cure yet. it is best that you know some preventive measures and apply it in your daily life. it is found out that eczema does not go away. proper diet and proper nutrition can help boost and enhance his immune system in fighting skin disease like eczema.

      to prevent eczema flare ups be sure to consider this simple tips:

      - avoid perfumed skin care and body care products
      - avoid extreme hot and cold weather conditions
      - avoid keeping fingernails long
      - avoid scratching the affected area
      - avoid long baths
      - avoid processed foods
      - avoid skin irritants and allergens
      - avoid clothes and material that are rough, course, scratchy and tight

      protect the skin all day and promote skin healing by using an all natural skin care product. this can keep the skin moisturized all day. visit http://www.skinoriginal.com for more tips on how to prevent eczema flares.

  49. QUESTION:
    sweaty hands?
    well i been having this problem for ever, (im 17) and well every time im holding someone´s hand i start sweating and i feel embarrassed. what can i used to make my hands less sweaty? some kind of special lotion?

    • ANSWER:
      talc. it keeps from getting sweaty. lotion will only makes your hands wet

  50. QUESTION:
    Water REALLY bothers my skin?
    Since I was about 11 EVERY SINGLE TIME my hands get wet, they bother me. Enough that if I don't use hand lotion I will go into a panick until I find some. It doesn't hurt, but the feeling is like my finger prints have doubled, and I feel like my skin went as dry as leather. I've gotten so bad that I DO NOT wash my hands at all during the day...no matter what. And if I know I'll be getting wet (shower or swimming) I make SURE I have lotion around. Even lotion doesn't cure it 100%, only time does that, and it's usually 30 minutes to an hour.
    Any Dermatologists out there who have heard of a similar condition? I've had it for like 19 years.
    I hate bathing my kids with rubber gloves. And, I would love the idea of actually wanting to go swimming. Right now when I hear swimming, all I think about are my hands.
    It bothers my feet some too, but not nearly as bad. And if I put socks on and make my feet sweat, it's not so bad. Someone help!!
    I know that this could very likely be a mental thing, but I would like to know if it might be a real problem before I made a decision.
    I have been diagnosed recently with excema, but I didn't know that it could possibly cause this. Though, the excema, if that really is what it is, isn't on my hands. It just makes my legs itch like CRAZY with no visual reason, and then on my neck, and hip I get break outs that look like ring worm but the doctor said they were excema. I'm not sure though. But, the cream he gave me did work. Still, I don't know if that would be the cause of my hand problem. Something to consider though for sure!!
    And it's 100% the water, not soap that causes this. I could just dip my hand into nothing but water, and it would happen.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe chlorine/chemicals in water? I grew up with well water (was like spring water-not stinky or dirty) and never had problems with dry, itchy skin except maybe in winter time, but that's a given. When I moved to the city and started using city water, my skin became really dry and itchy regardless of season. And sometimes I get that creepy crawly feeling, you know like bugs are all over you. I moved to my current city location and hate, HATE the water. I'm in the shower and itch like crazy. I often wonder exactly what the city puts in its water. I've lived here for 5 years and we are almost to our 4th water faucet in the kitchen. The water has corroded every one! The last one ended up breaking off!! This current one has tiny holes that water leaks through when you turn it on.....hmmm after reading what I just wrote, I think I'm going to go have it tested.....